One City Schools
Contact: Mr Kaleem Caire
2012 Fisher Street
About One City Schools
One City Schools is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization that provides high quality educational opportunities for young children. Our mission is to seed a new model of public education that ensures young children are on track to succeed in a college or career preparatory program from birth through high school graduation. Our vision is of a Greater Madison community where all children are prepared to contribute and succeed as adults. More importantly, we aim to partner with families and the broader community to cultivate children who become free, global and deep thinkers, curious learners, effective problem solvers, humanitarians, happy people and young people who care about the world around them.
One City Expeditionary Elementary School (OCEES) is an EL Education Network School, offering the highly regarded EL Education curriculum in kindergarten and second grade (and eventually through grade 6). It is also a unique, two-generation public school, authorized by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, that provides a tuition-free education to children and works directly with families to ensure children are inspired, learning, growing and achieving to their full potential. OCEES is also the only public school in Wisconsin that offers both a longer school day (8:15am to 5:00pm) and longer school year (219 days vs 180 days in traditional public schools), including 90-minutes of co-curricular learning academies in Sports, Fitness, STEM, Girl Scouts, Boys to Men and Creative and Performing Arts.
We are also in the process of designing a brand new 75,000 square foot school facility for OCEES that will open in September 2022. It will include classrooms designed for project-based learning, a high school-sized gymnasium, student health center, parent room, calming/meditation rooms, a barber shop and hair salon, performing and visual arts studios, several maker spaces for STEAM learning, and Teacher Training and Instructional Practice Center, rooftop soccer field and outdoor place space.